guns
£11 Magnet Hack Turns Smart Gun Into Regular Gun

Just like anything with a lithium-based battery has the potential to explode, just about any tech product that’s considered “smart” is potentially hackable. Which is why one clever hacker was able to break the Armatix iP1, a smart gun that is designed to only be fired by a person wearing a paired smartwatch. Read More >>

netflix
Pedal Faster If You Want to Keep Streaming Netflix

Working out on a stationary exercise bike can get pretty dull really quick. But if you want to make it fun, you might want to hack your bike so you can’t watch TV unless you complete your workout. Read More >>

apple
Apple Just Killed iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle

Two more members of the Apple family just got put in the ground. On Thursday, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that it has “officially discontinued” the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano. Read More >>

uber
Uber Begins Apology Tour With More Driver Benefits

If you’re tired of seeing headlines about Uber, know they wont dissipate anytime soon. Uber is working feverishly to reverse its bad image now that founder Travis Kalanick has one foot out of the company, so you’ll see a lot of new updates in the coming months. Read More >>

facebook
This Story About Facebook Workers in Menlo Park is Depressing as Hell

In his recent adventures beyond the valley, Mark Zuckerberg has made a point of hammering on the issue of income inequality, saying the US should “explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.” But Zuckerberg needs to look no further than his own workers who live just miles from Facebook’s Frank Gehry-designed campus to find striking examples of appalling income disparity. Read More >>

wtf
iPhone 4S Owner Sues Apple After ‘Defective’ Battery Allegedly Starts House Fire

A woman from Wisconsin and insurance company State Farm are suing Apple for $75,000, claiming the tech giant sold her a “defective” iPhone 4S that caused a fire in her home—not unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Read More >>

twitter
Twitter Says It’s a Safer Place, But There’s No Hard Data to Prove It

Twitter claims it has become a safer site thanks to all its anti-abuse efforts, but there’s no way to tell if that’s true because the company didn’t share any hard numbers behind its data. Read More >>

samsung
Check Out How Samsung Describes its Male and Female Bixby Assistants

After months of delays, Samsung’s much ballyhooed voice assistant Bixby is here—and users on social media are already noticing the company’s loaded, sexist characterisations of its female and male voices. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung Galaxy S8’s Killer Feature Lands Months Late

Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby is finally available in the US—months late. But, hey, at least it doesn’t explode. Read More >>

wtf
Users Report Incredibly Scary OnePlus 5 911 Bug

Do not try this at home. Concerned OnePlus 5 users have been reporting online that they’re having difficulties making 911 calls. It’s unclear if all OnePlus 5 models suffer from the same troubling glitch, but at least three users have claimed to have the bug on their device. Read More >>

crime
Honolulu May Soon Ban Texting While Crossing the Road Like a Dumbass

You already know that texting and driving is against the law, but for a few years now cities across the US have considered making texting while crossing the road illegal. Honolulu is one of those cities. Read More >>

apps
A Guide to Apps That Make Your Photos Look Shitty

There are thousands of photo apps to download in the App Store. Some are great and some are terrible. But it seems apps that’ll make your photos look like a 3-year-old took them are sometimes the most popular. Read More >>

cybersecurity
MySpace Nukes Massive Security Loophole (But Go Delete Your Stuff Anyways)

Remember Myspace? Yeah, it’s still a thing. And for months, the social network reportedly had a security flaw that made it ridiculously easy to hack into any profile with just a date of birth. Read More >>

virtual reality
Can Facebook Fix VR’s Most Frustrating Problems in One Fell Swoop?

Virtual reality is cool and all, but it won’t really become mainstream until a) it’s affordable and b) it doesn’t require a £1,000+ gaming PC. But it seems Facebook is attempting yet again to make VR a thing. Read More >>

samsung
Teardown Confirms Samsung’s Refurbished Note 7 Has a Smaller, Less Explode-y Battery

Samsung’s refurbished Galaxy Note 7, aka the Note Fan Edition, was announced last month. But instead of excitement, everyone had one question in mind: Will it also explode? Read More >>